CREATE at Arizona Science Center

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IMAGINE. DESIGN. MAKE. CONNECT.

CREATE at Arizona Science Center® is where science, design, and engineering collide! Inspired by the productivity of an inventor’s workshop, the creativity of an art studio, and the experimentation of a lab, CREATE is a 6,500 square-foot community hub for turning dreams into reality.

At CREATE, people of all ages can share ideas, collaborate on projects and learn about science, technology, engineering, math, and art through making. By using state-of-the-art, computer-controlled equipment and traditional crafting tools, visitors will have the chance to cut, saw, code, hammer, sew, paint, solder and much more!


HOURS AND OPERATIONS

CREATE is open during the following times:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Last Entry at 2:45 p.m.)
Sunday & Monday: Closed


WHAT CAN YOU DO AT CREATE?

Week 4 Holographic Projection Box

CREATE Mini Workshop:
Holographic Projection Box

Ages 8+
February 2 & February 28 – March 4
Tuesday – Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$12 for Members | $15 for Non-Members

Create a holographic optical illusion during this family-friendly mini workshop! Build a variant of a "Pepper's Ghost" projection box to bring your illusion to life.

Participants will be required to have a smart device that connects to the internet to participate. Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register


Week 1 Workshop Draw & Etch

CREATE Mini Workshop:
Draw & Etch

Ages 8+
February 7 – 10, 2023
Tuesday – Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$10 for Members | $12 for Non-Members

Curious about how a laser engraver works? At this family-friendly mini workshop, you can create a unique drawing that will be scanned into a computer—then watch as it gets laser-etched into a piece of wood!

Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Week 2 Workshop Printmaking

CREATE Mini Workshop:
Printmaking

Ages 8+
February 14 – 18, 2023
Tuesday – Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$10 for Members | $12 for Non-Members

Ever wondered how we printed multiple copies of something before computers and xerox machines? At this family-friendly workshop, you’ll draw a unique image onto a surface for intaglio printmaking, which will then come to life using 3D-printed presses designed by the Open Press Project.

Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register


Week 3 Workshop Tag Keepsake

CREATE Mini Workshop:
Tag Keepsake

Ages 8+
February 21 – 25, 2023
Tuesday – Thursday | 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Friday – Saturday | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
$10 for Members | $12 for Non-Members

Explore the basics of 3D printing at this family-friendly mini workshop! Add a personal touch to premade tag keepsakes—a perfect introduction to 3D printing.

Children 8-12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Register


Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru

Under the Hood,          Engineered by Subaru

CREATE Atrium

Ever wondered what goes on under the hood of your car? Discover the world of automotive science with Under the Hood, Engineered by Subaru! Explore the mechanics of an engine, learn how vehicles are designed and assembled, engineer the fastest car possible to test your skills on the track, and more.

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Cardboard airplane

Rotating Drop-In Activities

Each month, explore a different, engaging CREATE activity! Embrace your inner engineer, tinkerer and creator and enjoy this FREE mini-workshop. Visit CREATE each Saturday to see what there is to explore.

This activity is FREE with your Arizona Science Center general admission ticket.


Girl in cardboard rocket and space helmet

Imagination Station

What can you create with cardboard boxes? The limit is your very own imagination! From forts to magical creatures and everything in between, this creator's paradise is the perfect place to start when you visit CREATE.


CREATE Field Trips

CREATE Field Trips

Each CREATE field trip offers groups a private dedicated space within the CREATE building. Following COVID safety protocols, our CREATE field trips for School Groups are unique, hands-on activities that give students the opportunity to engage with the principles of making, tinkering, and design thinking, while also developing proficiency within the framework of the ISTE educational standards.

In this next-generation educational facility, we use both new and traditional technologies to foster active learning and creative problem-solving in a flexible, multi-use environment. At CREATE, we hope to ignite passion in both students and teachers for the type of experimentation that successful scientists, artists, engineers and inventors embody.

Learn More About CREATE Field Trips | Learn More About Arizona Science Center Field Trips


CREATE Adult Team Building Offerings

CREATE Team Buildings

Looking to CREATE a unique team bond? CREATE offers innovative Team Building exercises to level up your team’s productivity and teamwork back at the office! Each hands-on activity ignites connections, communication, engagement and creativity. 

Learn More About CREATE Adult Team Building Offerings


 GET INSPIRED AT CREATE!

 


Sponsorship & Donations

Interested in donating time or materials? Contact CREATE@azscience.org

For information about CREATE sponsorship or naming opportunities, please contact development@azscience.org.

Media Inquiries

Maura Keaney, Collaborative Communications Group
keaney@collaborativecommunications.com | 415.250.1875


The following generous community supporters help to make CREATE at Arizona Science Center® and CREATE programming possible: